National Security Law|
This course explores the legal questions raised by historical and contemporary national security issues and policies. We will focus on how to approach national security questions by understanding the fundamental legal tenets of national security policies, the analyses used by courts and administrations to confront various intelligence and terrorism issues, and theories of how to balance the interests of national security with civil liberties. Topics covered include: presidential power; intelligence collection and covert action; the Fourth Amendment and electronic surveillance; and the detention, interrogation, and trial of suspected terrorists.
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|Course Format: Lecture / Discussion||Grading Mode: Graded|
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (GOVT)(GOVT-American)(GOVT-Intl.)
||Past Enrollment Probability: 75% - 89%
|Major Readings: Wesleyan RJ Julia Bookstore
Dycus, Berney, Banks, and Raven-Hansen, National Security Law (5th edition 2011). ISBN 0735594759
2013-2014 Supplement to Dycus, Berney, Banks, Raven-Hansen, National Security Law and Counterterrorism Law (2013) ISBN 1454841001
Mark P. Denbeaux, The Guantanamo Lawyers. ISBN 0814785050
Ali Soufan, The Black Banners: The Inside Story of 9/11 and the War Against Al-Queda. ISBN 9780393079425
|Examinations and Assignments: |
Approximately 50-100 pages of reading each week, much of it legal material (court cases and statutes)
Six 3-page response papers due throughout the semester
One final examination covering entire semester
This will be a discussion-based class, taught through Socratic method, so class participation will comprise a meaningful portion of the final grade.
|Additional Requirements and/or Comments: |
Students who wish to be eligible to register for the course during Drop/Add should add themselves to the enrollment request system during pre-registration. Enrollment request preference rankings will be one factor considered in making Drop/Add period registration decisions.
|Instructor(s): Rangappa,Asha Times: ..T.R.. 02:40PM-04:00PM; Location: PAC422; |
|Total Enrollment Limit: 25||SR major: 9||JR major: 9|| || |
|Seats Available: 3||GRAD: X||SR non-major: 3||JR non-major: 2||SO: 2||FR: X|
|Web Resources: Syllabus |
|Drop/Add Enrollment Requests|
|Total Submitted Requests: 7||1st Ranked: 3||2nd Ranked: 0||3rd Ranked: 0||4th Ranked: 1||Unranked: 3|